Plant Collections

The Arboretum’s living plant collections can be explored and searched using our interactive web mapping application or by using our online database and collection maps.

Collection Maps Web Application

The UC Davis Arboretum Collection Maps web application lets you interactively explore our plant collections using your web browser.  It allows you to zoom to any part of our collections, search for plants, display plant images and research, and print custom maps and tables.  To get started with our interactive web mapping application, click on the button below.

Explore Maps

Online Database

The UC Davis Arboretum Living Plant Collection Database allows you to search for plants by scientific or common name, and displays source and location information for finding them using our collection maps.  To search the plant database, click on the button below.

Search Data

To find the exact location of a plant in the Arboretum follow these steps:

  1. Click on the button above to search the plant inventory database.
  2. Type the scientific OR common name (or partial name) into the search form (e.g. California black oak or Quercus kellogii).
  3. Click on an accession number (i.e. A74.0001) to view the collection location code.
  4. Return to this page and open the corresponding collection map file for that collection location code (i.e. FOOT - California Foothill).
  5. Use the Grid code (e.g. 10-B8 for page 10, grid location B8) or consult the alphabetical plant index at the end of the map book to find the map page number and grid location of the plant in the collection.
  6. Refer to the Arboretum Sections map on the last page of each collection map book to pinpoint a collection’s location within the Arboretum.

The database is updated as information becomes available.  If you have questions regarding this page or locating a plant within the Arboretum, please contact the Arboretum’s Curator, Mia Ingolia at meingolia@ucdavis.edu.

Collection Maps

The UC Davis Arboretum Collection Maps are Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) map books for each collection in the Arboretum, and contain an overview map of the collection, detailed map pages, a plant index, map legend, and a map of all of the Arboretum’s collection.  To download these maps, click on the collection codes below.

PLEASE NOTE: If you use FIREFOX, their .pdf viewer may not render the fonts in these maps properly. Instead, right+click (PC) or control+click (MAC) on the link, then hit "Save link as..." to save the file on your system. Then open it using Adobe Acrobat. These issues have not been noticed when using Chrome or Explorer.

ACAC

Acacia

AHQ

Arboretum Headquarters

ARGE

Argentine

A-ST

A Street Bridge

AUST-N

North Australian

AUST-S

South Australian

BOAT

Boathouse Garden

CHIL

Chilean

COAS

North Coast

COMM

Plant Communities Garden

CONI

Conifer

COTT

Cottonwood

DESE

Desert

EASI

East Asian

EASTEND

East End

ENTR

Entrance

ERIC-N

North Ericaceae

ERIC-S

South Ericaceae

FOOT

California Foothill

GAZE

Carolee Shields White Flower Garden & Gazebo

KING

King Hall

LODG

Putah Creek Lodge

MEDI

Mediterranean

MOUN

Shields Mound

MRAK

Mrak Hall

MWB

Mary Wattis Brown

REDB

Warren Roberts Redbud

REDW

T. Elliot Weier Redwood Grove

SHIEL

Shields Oak Grove

SOAF

South African

STOR

Ruth Risdon Storer Garden

SWUS-MEXI

Southwestern United States & Mexican

TERR

Terrace Garden - coming soon!

VALL

Valley Oak

WALN

Walnut

YOLO

Yolo County Riparian